Dr. Frankel's Journal

Archive for October, 2009

Historic California Assembly Getting Real on Medical Cannabis

October 30, 2009
Allan Frankel, MD
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Legally Grown Cannabis Destroying Mexican Drug Cartel’s Profits

October 8, 2009
Allan Frankel, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/06/AR2009100603847.html …….ARCATA, Calif. — Stiff competition from thousands of mom-and-pop cannabis farmers in the United States threatens the bottom line for powerful Mexican drug organizations in a way that decades of arrests and seizures have not, according to law enforcement…

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65 Year Old Therapist Treated as Drug Addict In ER

October 6, 2009
Allan Frankel, MD

I just got off the phone with a patient of mine. She is a 65 year old professional therapist who very rarely, if ever had used cannabis in the past. She came in as an obviously legitimate patient with severe…

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Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology by Cannabinoids

October 5, 2009
Allan Frankel, MD

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is characterized by enhanced -amyloid peptide deposition along with glial activation in senile plaques, selective neuronal loss, and cognitive deficits. Cannabinoids are neuroprotective agents against excitotoxicity in vitro and acute brain damage in vivo. This background prompted…

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